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Web Animation: Dead Fantasy
You Haven't Seen Anything Yet...

A Fan Film series of CGI fight sequences, made by amateur film maker Monty Oum, creator of the Haloid crossover video. It stars the casts of Dead or Alive (+ Ninja Gaiden) and Final Fantasy (+ Kingdom Hearts) beating the stuffing out of each other in the most awesome ways imaginable.

Since mere words fail to properly describe it, watch it here.

Like everything else on the Internet it has its own wiki. Most new updates can be found on its Facebook group.

Monty is currently working on Rooster Teeth Production's flagship, Red vs. Blue, as well as a brand new series, RWBY. Unfortunately, this means that we may not see Dead Fantasy again for a while. In the meantime, you can check that stuff out.

This work contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Oh yes.
  • Animated Actors: Naminé's Skype call shows characters hanging out around the Dead Fantasy set during their break from filming.
  • Annoying Arrows: Taken Up to Eleven in Part V.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Hitomi delivers one at the end of Part V. Somehow without even making physical contact (though that was likely an animation oversight).
  • Art Evolution:
    • From Part III onward there is a visible jump in polygon count, facial expressions and realism of movement.
    • Here's a preview of Part VI for comparison. It's probably not even the final version of that scene.
    • And on a wider scale, Dead Fantasy as a whole is the pinnacle achievement of Monty Oum's art, which started with photo manipulation.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: At the end of Part II, the electric guitars cut in as Rinoa gets the teleportation spell going.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Even if it is possible with the circular guards, attaching daggers to your feet seems somewhat counterproductive.
  • Badass Boast: Not the characters, since they don't talk (yet), but the author declaring "You haven't seen anything yet" at the end of Part II has to count for something.
  • Badass Normal: Hitomi is the only one so far who doesn't use her own magic. She makes up for it with enough Charles Atlas Superpower to throw chunks of building around.
  • Battle Amongst the Flames: Tifa vs. Hitomi, with the expected straight use of Convection Schmonvection.
  • Beam Spam: Kairi can do this while in her Final Form analog as Naminé/Nu-13. It's pretty obviously a Shout-Out to the same use of the trope in Kingdom Hearts II as well as Nu-13's moveset in Blazblue.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished:
    • Played straight in Parts I, II and IV.
    • Horribly, HORRIBLY averted in Part V, which is like a fight scene out of Kill Bill.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In order of appearance - Rikku, Hitomi, Tifa, Rinoa, Cloud, and Hayabusa. It's gotten to the point where only one fight so far had a definite winner, because nobody showed up to interfere.
  • Bishounen: Cloud has never been prettier, causing at least one person to ask whether this was a female version of said character.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: The first four parts are relatively light-hearted compared to Part V. Before that Monty Oum made a point that "the girls were having fun", in a sort of supernatural badass training exercise, by animating their faces rather light-hearted. We're pretty sure that Tifa stopped having fun when she became a human pincushion.
  • Bloodless Carnage:
  • Bottomless Magazines: We don't see her load new clips, but every so often a distinctive lock and load sound is heard between her barrages, coupled with an animation of Yuna sliding both guns near her hips for a brief moment. Her Gun Magic attacks, on the other hand...
  • Bullet Hell: Several of Yuna's special moves invoke this.
  • Cast Herd: The five portals Rinoa opens at the end of Part II serve to pair up characters with their designated opponents (see Mass Teleportation below), and also divide the cast up into manageable groups:
    • Tifa vs. Hitomi, the only fight we've seen more or less resolved so far, with the addition of Hayate, his ninja mooks, and Helena.
    • Yuna vs. Kasumi, with Yuna's Aeons, an army of Kasumi clones, Cloud, Hayabusa and Momiji.
    • Rikku vs. Ayane. Promo shots suggest that they'll be fighting in some kind of underground base.
    • Kairi goes for Rachel, but when Rachel eludes her, she ends up by herself. The WIP footage from part VIII shows her transforming into Naminé to go up against Hayabusa and Momiji, with an assist from Vincent Valentine.
    • Rinoa vs. Rachel. We don't know much about what will happen to them, except for a shot of Rachel in chains.
  • Cat Fight: Used to have an all female cast until Fan Girls demanded Cloud.
  • Chain Pain: The ninjas in Part V attempt to subdue Tifa with chains.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Hitomi again. Everyone else has blatant superpowers, either through Materia or ninjutsu, whereas Hitomi is just very strong, very fast, and really, REALLY good at fighting. Good enough to outfight Tifa, who was loaded up with Materia and pretty clearly portrayed as the second most powerful combatant in Part II after Rinoa, using nothing but Wing Chun.
    • Tifa may have materia, but she primarily fights with her ungodly strength as well, and once deprived of the materia, she continues to devastate most of her opponents.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Kasumi's motif, appearing whenever she teleports.
  • Clothing Damage: Tifa starting in Part III. By Part V, it's more Fan Disservice than Fanservice thanks to the addition of blood and visible injuries.
  • Combined Energy Attack: Tifa's time freeze ability sets off a particularly impressive coordinated three-way attack.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu:
    • Subverted in Part IV, where ninja clones prove superior to the Aeons.
    • Subverted again in Part V, where individual ninja mooks go down like tenpins, but enough of them can push Tifa to her limits far more than any single fighter we've seen. Judging by what little we see of Kasumi's fight it went down in a similar way.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Part II. Under certain conditions, even running on lava has no consequences, other than setting shoes on fire.
  • Cool Guns: The soldiers at the end of Part V appear to be armed with H&K G36 rifles with silencers, and what looks like ACOG scopes.
  • Cross Counter: Happens between Tifa and Hitomi at the start of Part III.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • When she is introduced in Part II, Rinoa pretty much wipes the floor with Team DOA.
    • Hitomi delivers one to Tifa in the later half of Part III.
      • And then Hayate delivers one to a wounded and weakened Tifa in Part V. Poor girl.
    • In Part IV, Cloud makes a rather spectacular appearance by wiping out a crapload of ninja clones attempting to Zerg Rush Yuna.
  • Dance Battler: Rinoa uses some genuine ballet moves in Part II, including arabesques and tour jetes.
  • Deadly Disc: Rinoa's blaster edge, "Silenced Tear".
  • Determinator: Tifa in Part V, getting to Implacable Man levels.
  • Diving Save: Rikku pushes Yuna out of the way of a flying block in Part I and Ryu Hayabusa pulls Mamiji out the way of one of Naminé!Kairi's attacks in Part VI.
  • Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud: The tornado doesn't seem to affect the fighters at all unless they actually touch the funnel cloud. Of course, since they're apparently made of indestructium, all the funnel cloud does is pick them up for some cool midair fight scenes.
  • Dramatic Chase Opening: Part I begins with Yuna being pursued by Kasumi and Ayane.
  • Drunken Boxing: Tifa uses this style to great effect when fighting for and with the "ether" bottles.
  • Dual Wielding: A lot. Listed below:
  • Dynamic Entry:
  • Everything Breaks: Obvious trope is obvious.
  • Fanservice: YES!. Yes, yes, yes!
    • Besides the obvious, Monty refers to DF and Haloid as "fanservice videos" because he initially only wanted to do movies with original characters.
    • This is just a software test. Honestly. More specifically, he was testing his new Motion Capture system and seeing as he used to be a semi-professional dancer it makes perfect sense.
    • And this one is for testing lip sync.
  • Feather Motif:
  • Flash Step:
    • Hayate seems to be taking a page out of a certain shinigami squad captain's book.
    • While no match for him, Tifa can apparently do a split kick and a jump kick almost simultaneously.
    • Rikku does some after Tifa casts Hastega.
    • Namine also performs this move while maneuvering around Momiji's attacks and catching one of the Keyblades that was knocked away during her final attack.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: Tifa, while on a platform, literally picks up one of the ninja standing between her and her target and hurls the poor Mook over the railing. Three more try to restrain her with chains and get tossed around like ragdolls.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • That flickering during Tifa's flashback is not something Monty would leave in by accident.
    • Cloud's entrance is foreshadowed in the title sequence of Part IV with a split second silhouette of him on his bike.
    • In Part V, right after Tifa is defeated, pause and look very carefully at her lower back, under her shirt. Glowing white materia.
  • Gravity Screw: A lengthy fight takes place while the girls are sliding down the wall of a huge ass tower.
  • Gray and Grey Morality: Invoked by Monty himself. He stresses constantly that there isn't a good or bad side, and that everyone should just focus on the fighting.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Constantly. Also combined with Fastball Special in Part I when Rikku throws Kasumi at Yuna to save her.
  • Gun Fu: Yuna's main combat style, when not using magic.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Tifa cuts two ninja in half in Part V, using both the vertical and horizontal varieties.
  • Hammerspace: Where Yuna keeps her ether bottles in Part II.
  • How Much More Can She Take: EVERYONE. Getting shot in the head at point blank or hit by an axe, which can cut buildings in half. No problem! Tifa is a particularly egregious example.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Where the girls keep their weapons when they need to grab something.
  • Improvised Weapon: Part V features Tifa kicking ass with a garage jack!
  • Inevitable Waterfall: Lavafall to be precise.
  • Intercontinuity Cross Over: Yeah.
  • Interesting Situation Duel: Practically every single episode.
  • Intimidation Demonstration: When Hitomi first appears in Part I, she does some martial arts moves to impress her opponents.
  • Jiggle Physics: Surprisingly little, considering some of the source material. When asked about this Monty Oum's reply was: "I do it all by hand. But only when it's important."
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Rinoa blasts the DOA team with Holy inside a tornado.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: As Tifa found out the hard way, fists and metal pipes are just no match for a katana or two.
  • Ki Attacks: Even characters who didn't originally have them.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Tifa, especially in Part II. Also, Kasumi.
  • Lady of War: Rinoa.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Tifa.
  • Limit Break: Including the Trope Namers themselves.
    • Particular mention goes to Tifa, who can shatter a stone wall using only Meteor Strike and Kasumi's face.
    • During a Big Damn Heroes moment, Cloud uses one we all remember from hours at the console - Blade Beam.
    • Ayane's Art of the Raging Mountain God, which breaks everything.
    • All of Yuna's Aeons. (The ones she summoned, anyways. She never got around to summoning Anima, Yojimbo, or The Magus Sisters.)
    • Rinoa's using her Angel Wings Limit break making for huge spell action, and then uses her Wishing Star Limit Break on the entire other side inside of a tornado, which she created also.
  • Limited Wardrobe:
    • Justified, since characters are constantly fighting. Part II and Part IV introduce temporary costume changes, using Drive Forms and Dress Spheres respectively.
    • Everyone in the music videos gets alternative outfits, mostly Hotter and Sexier ones.
  • Little Miss Badass: Kairi. Oh so very, very much.
  • Lovely Angels AND Amazon Brigade: Part I is the former, Part II and beyond are the latter, as the cast expands for both sides.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: As soon as Tifa gets her hands on a sword in Part V, things get exceedingly gory.
  • Mass Teleportation: The end of Part II. Seems to have no other function than to pair characters with their preferred opponents.
  • Magic Warrior: Kairi and Rinoa.
  • Mega Manning: In Part III, Hitomi proceeds to steal a few of Tifa's materia (read beat them out of her) and starts using their magic herself.
  • Modesty Bedsheet: Tifa's partially transparent sheet stays up even without an arm to hold it up.
  • More Dakka: Yuna demonstrates this after Tifa casts Haste on the FF team during Part II.
  • Ninja: The entire DOA team, minus Hitomi. And Helena, if she ever fights.
  • No Flow in CGI: Surprisingly averted, especially considering it's an amateur production.
    • Tifa's outfit in V, in particular, ripples fairly realistically in the wind and as she moves.
    • And taken to its logical extreme with Kasumi's skirt in the Music Video, to the point where it's moving too much to look like real fabric. This directly leads to numerous Panty Shots.
  • Off with His Head!: Tifa decapitates one of her opponents in Part V.
  • One-Man Army: Tifa in Part V, and this is while bleeding from multiple wounds and suffering more as she goes.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Tifa takes several sword cuts with visible blood sprays in part V and isn't slowed down in the slightest and even after having a sword stuck through the upper arm, is still able to use that arm just fine. And then there are the arrows.
  • Panty Shot: Several in I and II, though a few have to be freeze-framed to be seen. In III and onward, Monty seems to be moving away from this, unless he can't avoid it.
    • Interestingly, even though we got a quick upskirt just shortly beforehand, Kairi in one obvious frame doesn't have any underwear on. Possibly an animation slip-up, possibly not.
  • People Jars: At the end of Part III.
  • Popularity Power: The DOA team suddenly being able to go toe-to-toe vs. fully-levelled Final Fantasy characters is a subversion, since if you go by fandom backing Team Final Fantasy should be winning by a landslide (and they kind of do during most of Part II). In Part V's live screening you can hear everyone cheering for Tifa and quite a few people wondering who Hayate is.
  • Portal Cut: Poor, poor Bahumut.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: Given the nature of the series, everyone has gotten general boosts in powers and stats.
    • Yuna makes full use of Gun Kata, which she isn't shown to use in FFX-2.
    • According to some previews, Rikku will be utilizing dresspheres that weren't present in her home game.
    • Tifa uses drunken boxing, a fighting style she's shown no previous experience with.
    • Rinoa now has a gunblade and is in permanent Angel Wings status.
    • Kairi goes from only taking out a handful of Shadows to giving Sora a run for his money.
    • Kasumi utilizes her Torn Sky Blast and teleports much more liberally than in DOA.
    • Ayane is fighting with the sword that Genra, her deceased father, used, despite never being shown to use it herself.
    • Like Tifa, Hitomi uses wing chun at one point, despite being mostly known as a karate practitioner.
    • Previews and statements from Monty seem to imply that Rachel will be tapping into her fiend blood in ways she hasn't shown before.
    • Momiji is shown to be armed with incendiary kunai and dual sai blades, in addition to her naginata and bow.
  • Power Gives You Wings:
  • Punched Across the Room: And kicked, and thrown, and blasted. Tifa and Hitomi even perform double knockdowns on each other this way. The laws of physics must be out to lunch. Or they're too busy watching.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Tifa pulls off a few kick versions of this in Part II. Hastega is a glorious thing.
  • Reverse Grip: Kairi holds Oblivion like this.
  • Roboteching: Employed by Yuna's bullets.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Depending on who you count as "royal" there are three princesses, two high priestess-esque White Magician Girls, and one clan leader/king dishing out asskicking at any given time.
  • Rule of Cool
  • Second Hour Superpower: Hitomi being able to punch the materia out of Tifa at the end of their fight, but not at the beginning. Why can she USE said materia immediately, without being told how? Anyone's guess.
  • Set Swords to Stun: Almost everyone is being blasted in the face with magic. How are they still standing exactly?
  • Serial Escalation
  • Sleep Cute: Yuna blacking out on Cloud's shoulder as he drives is an "awwwww" worthy moment.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Some of Tifa's Drunken Boxing moves are lifted straight from Jackie Chan.
    • Hitomi's last attack in Part III is identical to Black Star's Big Wave technique. Some of her moves before that look suspiciously like counterattacks from Tekken.
    • Tifa, when holding a pipe as weapon, using at least one move from Kilik.
    • In Part III, there is a shot of Tifa standing all badass with a wall of fire behind her. 9 out of 10 viewers will immediately remember Sephiroth as he appeared in Advent Children.
    • In the same video, Tifa and Hitomi do a slow-motion simultaneous punch, which is exactly like - even in camera angle - the one Jin and Kazuya pulled on a trailer for Tekken 6.
    • Keeping with the Tekken references, Yuna uses a couple of Lili's moves in Part II.
    • Hayate "pulling a Byakuya" on Tifa, as one fan put it.
    • The opening sequences for Parts III and IV are shout outs to the ones from FFVII and FFVIII. IV's is also a shout out to Kingdom Hearts II.
    • In Part V Tifa takes a page out of Cloud's book and while being surrounded jumps onto a passing train.
    • In part II, Hitomi almost perfectly emulates Daigo's epic tournament victory from Third Strike against a hasted Tifa. Even the "parrying" sound effect is used (but instead of comboing into the win after parrying Tifa's attacks, Hitomi gets flipkicked in the face, and eats a Final Heaven shortly afterwards).
    • In Part III, right after the rather lengthy opening credits "When Angels Cry" comes up on the screen as the soundtrack from Devil May Cry 3 starts.
    • Based on what little we've seen of Naminé in previews and promotional stuff, it looks like she's gonna be borrowing some moves from Nu-13. The ending of the preview, complete with Vincent Valentine beside her, makes it look like she's channeling Xehanort from Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.
    • Ayane's ninjutsu, particularly when she does a series of hand signs before smashing the tower, borrows the "jutsu use" sound effect from Naruto.
  • Soft Glass: Tifa just smashes through a window at full speed and keeps on going. Mind you, this is Tifa we're talking about.
  • Spin Attack: Valor Form Kairi seems to be aping Roxas's fighting style as well as his twin Keyblades.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Ayane can block bullets with her double sword Genra without even holding it.
  • Squee: Admit it, YOU probably did when you first watched these.
    • A rare male example, usually with the appearance of a new fighter. Tifa!
    • And a very straight example later with Cloud.
  • Stepping Stones in the Sky:
    • More like stepping stones in the middle of a friggin' tornado.
    • Tifa also uses the Dead or Alive fighters as time frozen stepping stones to climb high enough to knock them all into position for Rikku's tackle attack.
  • Stepping-Stone Sword: Rachel perches on her hammer while waiting for the fight to fall to her.
  • Summon Magic: Yuna pulls out her old Summoner garbs to fight the Kasumi clones. Sadly, the Aeons weren't a match for the Teleport Spam Zerg Rush tactics the clones employed.
  • Super Speed: Team FF in part 2, courtesy of Tifa's Hastega.
  • Sword Pointing: Rinoa does this toward her opponents in Part II.
  • Taking the Bullet:
    • Okay, so Kasumi only takes a punch, but a pretty damn hard one.
    • Rikku seems willing to Take The Stone Pillar in Part I, when she shoves Yuna out of the way, but she does manage to dodge it herself.
  • Teleport Spam: Kasumi's favorite tactic in battle. She can use it with both allies and enemies. It can also cut pieces of the landscape or opponents. Her clones can do it too, which is bordering on Game Breaker. Nevertheless, Yuna manages to counter it twice during Part II, by predicting exactly where she would teleport to or just by completely saturating the air with bullets.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: A side effect of the fact that Monty actually builds his movies around the songs and not vice versa. The biggest comes in Part V - right after Tifa's flashback, the gentle music suddenly jolts back to life, and Tifa goes on a bloody rampage.
  • Three Minutes of Writhing:
    • The bonus music video, featuring Kasumi, Tifa, and Cissnei. Which probably qualifies as Fetish Fuel for many.
    • The sequel ups the ante with nine girls dancing at once.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Or should we say "Launching your enemy's sword with a pipe always works"?
  • Time Stands Still: Tifa's Stop materia, which can even freeze enemies in midair.
  • To Be Continued: After the end of every episode so far, usually in those exact words.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
  • Tornado Move: Dead Fantasy II. During the fight on the ice, Rinoa Heartilly creates a huge tornado that sucks all of her opponents into itself.
  • Train Escape: Tifa does it in the beginning of Part V.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Very much so.
  • Victory By Endurance: Hayate adopts this tactic in Dead Fantasy V, by having his ninja assault Tifa after she's been beaten and severely weakened by Hitomi. Hayate doesn't attack until she's on the brink of exhuastion; having expended her remaining energy dispatching all but two of his squad.
  • We Have Reserves: A possible explanation for why Hayate lets his ninja fight against Tifa, dying in the dozens, eventually weighing her down with numbers. And he does that in spite of the fact that he can down her at pretty much any time he wants, since she was already tired from fighting Hitomi.
  • Wham Episode: Parts III and V, which introduce blood, gore and death to the series. Part IV is nothing like that. Unless you feel sorry for the Aeons.
  • World of Badass: Oh so much. Everybody is ridiculously powerful in this.
  • Worthy Opponent: Possibly Hitomi and Tifa. Supported by one interpretation of Hitomi slapping Hayate after he and his ninja Zerg Rush absolutely brutalize Tifa.
  • Your Eyes Can Deceive You: After getting hit with Tifa's Darkness spell in Part III, Hitomi gets right back up and starts fighting blind. And winning.
  • Zerg Rush:
    • Kasumi Alphas pull this off against Yuna.
    • The ninjas wearing Tifa down in Part V.

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